Papaya with Chicken Curry Salad Hawaiian Recipe

This is a simple recipe and makes for a great lunch. Sweet, savory and protein packed.


  • 3 fresh ripe papayas
  • 3 chicken breasts or skinless boneless thighs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¾ cup whole roasted unsalted cashews
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


Cut papayas in half and scoop out seeds. Set aside in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle chicken with a little salt and pepper and rub in olive oil. Roast for 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked. Set aside to cool until easy to handle. Dice chicken into bite size pieces. For the dressing combine the mayo, wine and curry powder. Blend mixture well.

In a large bowl add dressing to chicken. Make sure you have enough dressing to moisten chicken well. Add celery, scallions and raisins. Refrigerate a few hours to allow flavors to blend. Add cashews and serve in a half of papaya.